Préparez-vous à vous faire dorloter ! Dans notre quatrième numéro, nous explorons les meilleures sources thermales du Japon, et nous vous montrons comment tirer le meilleur parti de votre week-end évasion. Profitez !
Il y a tellement plus à voir au Japon que les deux incontournables, Tôkyô et Kyôto. Bien entendu, elles méritent toutes les louanges qu'on leur prodigue, mais dans ce numéro, nous vous emmènerons voyager en des terres moins connues où nous vous présenterons nos meilleures adresses.
Nous partirons à la découverte du bouddhisme Zen et de son influence sur le design, l'art, la cuisine et plus encore. Nous vous montrerons aussi ce que peut être la vie d'un moine Zen, et nous vous emmènerons visiter un temple d'Okayama qui attire des disciples du monde entier.
An almost obsessive attention to detail and unforgiving high quality standards are two reasons why Japanese products are in high demand around the globe. In this issue, we look at some of our favourites and give you the background and knowledge to appreciate and enjoy these exquisitely made products even more.
Scattered around the four main islands of Japan lie more than 6,000 smaller islands. In this issue we invite you to visit some of our favourites, including the art island of Naoshima, the beautiful Goto Islands off the western coast of Kyushu and many, many more.
Japanese tea offers a complex variety of scents and flavours that only a country steeped in tea tradition like Japan can claim. We look at the many varieties, how they are grown and blended, and give you a quick guide on how you should brew them to bring out their best.
A look at some of Tokyo's ever-changing neighbourhoods and our guide to some of the many speciality stores found in the city. We go deep into the fun and funky Yanesen area near Ueno and share our picks for a casual stroll in Kuramae, brimming with young entrepreneurs selling made-to-order notebooks, high quality tea and much more.
We get up close and personal with some of Japan's young shokunin artisans continuing century old traditions with a modern flair. We have also changed the format of the magazine slightly to include a section of news from Japan and a new regular feature by restaurant critic Yumiko Inukai on where to eat on your next visit to Japan.
Kyushu is Japan's third largest island and offers a wealth of unique travel, culinary and craft experiences. In this issue we look at Kagoshima’s thriving community of young craftsmen, guide you through the many different kinds of ceramics made here and invite you to stay at two of Japan's finest hot-spring resorts.
Like so many of life’s pleasures, the Japanese have perfected the humble cup of coffee to something more than just your morning fix. We give you the background and insights to sip and savour coffee at another level, with a complete guide of where to drink it in Tokyo and beyond.
A visit to one of Japan's many old castles is like travelling back in time. We have picked the best of the lot and guide you through the histories of the castles, the architecture and the interior design features that make them truly amazing. A catalogue of unique castle sweets to enjoy is also included.
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